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About damian

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  1. A little late to the party but I just bought Diablo 2. Loving it so far
  2. Welp, thanks to the quarantine I'm back into reading and researching this expensive hobby. I started buying parts for my new rig today. Luckily i have a decent income to support this. Not like 10 years ago when i was earning minimum wage I've also been reading old threads and reviews of hardware i used to own. So much nostalgia, especially looking at my old reviews! (Almost forgot I used to write for this site, even though it was just for little bit). If you really want to take a trip down memory lane check out this awesome podcast about what computer hardware was like in 2009 https://www.hardwareasylum.com/podcast/nli_podcast_113
  3. Aside from still contemplating the motherboard and GPU, I will be getting something like this:
  4. Hola! Been lurking the site since im planning a new high end build but unfortunately I've had to go else where to look at reviews since OCC doesn't have the info on the hardware I want. Not my first choice but unfortunately i have to watch those click bait, cringey youtubers to get up-to-date info on products im planning on buying
  5. It seems there is not much content regarding hardware nowadays...not just on OCC but other sites (at least from what i can tell by the Hardware roundup and some other similar sites). Do companies not care as much as reviews because it seems with twitch and esports becoming huge these past few years there would be more demand for PC powerful gaming rigs Just curious!
  6. we're all coming back from the dead!
  7. thanks! i got a 1680x1050 viewsonic 125hz monitor so i'll see if i can find something good!
  8. yeah i get that. its just been a while since i played any pc games so i didn't double check to see if my pc could handle it since its been a while since i've done that..my mistake there. thanks guys i'll see if i can find a 960 on the cheap.
  9. i remember the 460 being one of those awesome bank for your buck types cards. Which card is like that nowadays? ATI/AMD or nVidia
  10. damn.. now it just doesn't seem worth the 37 i paid for DOOM lol i don't know what other game i would be this excited for in the near future. i really only just play quake live and DOD:s (hardly play DOD:s at that)
  11. I just bought the game and didn't think twice about checking if my pc can handle it. It's been a while since I ran into any gaming issues so I'm not used to checking beforehand. I just pressed play and it took like 10 minutes to load up and get to the main menu (although by default it had all the settings on high so maybe thats why). I tried running on medium and i was getting like 15-17FPS and running on low only got me to around 20-24FPS. I noticed the min requirements are: 64-bit Windows 7/Windows 8.1. Intel Core i5 @ 3.3 GHz or better / AMD FX-8320. 8 GB RAM. Nvidia GTX 670 2GB/ AMD Radeon HD 7870 (2GB VRAM) 6GB HDD space. Steam account. High speed internet connection And my specs are: Intel i5 2500k 3.7ghz 8GB DDR3 G.Skill 800mhz 11-11-11-28 500gb hdd GTX 460 (core=405mhz, shader=810mhz, memory=1800mhz...memory=768mb GDDR5) I tried running cpuz since i forgot what gpu i was running and it was showing the intel graphics my mobo uses so i dont know whats up with that (Currently updating my drivers, been a while since i did that!) Not sure if new drivers will help with the FPS though. Do you think i can get by if i overclock the cpu/gpu/ram?
  12. im gonna try that wiggling thing. also gonna work on meditating and just try and sleep normal (sometimes i dont sleep just because im scared of going through it..so i end up being awake for a long time, sleeping 3 hours and then just stay up until i pass out.) thanks for the tips guys, much appreciated
  13. nope no meds did read something about not breathing properly during sleep can cause it and i have noticed waking up being really out of breath
  14. for the past week and a half its been happening every night. I know i havnt been getting much sleep lately but is that really the culprit? its pretty scary when it happens, sometimes i feel like im gonna be stuck like that for a looong time..until i finally snap out of it..so sick
  15. Hey guys not sure if anyone really is going to have a use for a whole rig+monitor but willing to try it out and hope for the best I'm planning on doing a bit of traveling and since i really dont play much games anymore i have no use for a gaming rig. Im hoping to trade for a decent laptop or just sell it all together. If i were to sell it, price would be $500. (i did a bit of price checking and all the parts seem to add up to approx $600-650 although i did mosty just check google/ebay/amazon) The components are as follows: Intel Core i5 2500k 95w Maximus IV GENE-Z Z68 Rev 1.xx G.Skill DDR3 F3-12800C9-4GBXL - 8gb total NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 Seasonic 520w ViewSonic VX2268WM Black 22" 1680x1050 5ms 120Hz 3D-Ready Widescreen LCD Monitor w/Speakers 300 cd/m2 1000:1 Everything is in good condition and works perfectly. The only thing that might be a con is the monitor stand is flimsy (but still stands up right and doesnt fall or anything like that) and the case is a bit old. I didnt really factor in the price of the case because im assuming someone will use their own or buy a new one altogether. Other than its a pretty sweet rig and all the main parts work just fine. I dont have any accessroesi like adapters or screws. Just the main parts and no hard drives. Pictures:
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